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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-25-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,364
Posted By CraigFL
I'm going to attack a similar problem this...

I'm going to attack a similar problem this weekend and have been reading this thread. One thing I plan to do is to shut off the supply to the hot water heater to see if I can isolate the circuit...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-02-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,553
Posted By CraigFL
Some "old" furnaces from 1998 were rated as high...

Some "old" furnaces from 1998 were rated as high as 90% efficiency. Are you sure you didn't just replace the old one with a new lower efficiency one? Also, the numbers are close so there may be other...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-21-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,313
Posted By CraigFL
Sawzall is the tradename for Milwaukee Tools and...

Sawzall is the tradename for Milwaukee Tools and it is the best --- comes in that red box! I've owned mine for 15 years and it has never failed me. I use it for everything including trimming my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-06-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,305
Posted By CraigFL
Apparently people don't remember the days when...

Apparently people don't remember the days when people living near power lines wound copper wire on a wooden barrel and buried it in the ground under the wires to get free power. Eventually the power...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-04-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,305
Posted By CraigFL
If this guy isn't worried, you shouldn't be.... ...

If this guy isn't worried, you shouldn't be....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIjC7DjoVe8
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-04-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,305
Posted By CraigFL
Personally, I would screw a jumper wire between...

Personally, I would screw a jumper wire between the two and solder the screws for a solid, permanent contact. The arcing, if not stopped, could be a fire hazard if something burnable got in there.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-30-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,305
Posted By CraigFL
If I did it I would use gloves. I still...

If I did it I would use gloves.


I still believe it's inducted from the power lines....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-30-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,305
Posted By CraigFL
It's hard to see exactly where that spark is but...

It's hard to see exactly where that spark is but I suspect it is jumping from one piece of metal trim to another. Voltage can be induced into metal objects from high power lines. The first thing I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 12-13-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 33,907
Posted By CraigFL
Take a razor blade and cut a small square/sample...

Take a razor blade and cut a small square/sample from your current paint --- easy to repair with spackle, and have the store scan it to match.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 11-21-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,204
Posted By CraigFL
Is this it? ...

Is this it?

http://www.floormachineparts.com/NilfiskAdvance/PDFs/Tank%20Vacs/Hydro%20Vac%20J105-%20J108-%20J108SS-PL56042031.pdf
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-01-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By CraigFL
It's also good to try to balance the...

It's also good to try to balance the loads/breakers from one side to the other.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-31-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,855
Posted By CraigFL
Water hammer can drastically increase the...

Water hammer can drastically increase the pressure in the pipe too.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-20-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,274
Posted By CraigFL
I never had any luck with solvents -- just melts...

I never had any luck with solvents -- just melts the top of the glue and spreads it around.

What are you trying to do? Do you just need a flat surface for another covering or are you trying to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-12-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By CraigFL
I would fix it with this: Quikpoint Drill Mate...

I would fix it with this: Quikpoint Drill Mate Mortar Gun | ConstructionComplete (http://constructioncomplete.com/Catalog/Grout-Mortar-Guns/Quikpoint-Drill-Mate-Mortar-Gun)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 09-03-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,587
Posted By CraigFL
Two suggestions... 1. Rent a rock drill to...

Two suggestions...

1. Rent a rock drill to put a hole in it.

2. Hot melt a lifting eye pad on it. You know they do this to cars to pull out dents.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-16-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,489
Posted By CraigFL
You say "flagstone" but we need to know if is...

You say "flagstone" but we need to know if is man-made for veneering or actual/natural flagstone. Veneer stone would be lighter and easier to apply. Also, what kind of surface is the pond?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-12-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,018
Posted By CraigFL
I would pull the last 3/4" piece in the doorway,...

I would pull the last 3/4" piece in the doorway, mill it at an angle to 1/2" and put it back in. Soften the start of the edge too.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-12-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,385
Posted By CraigFL
If you've ever worked wih polyurethane spray foam...

If you've ever worked wih polyurethane spray foam insulation, you know it sticks to everything! A couple dabs of this or a polyurethane adhesive like Liquid Nails should do it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-05-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,795
Posted By CraigFL
It's not uncommon for the motor to fail. It will...

It's not uncommon for the motor to fail. It will then be hard to spin the fan. You can get replacement motors fairly easy. Find out the speed and voltage as well as the output shaft diameter--...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 08-02-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,789
Posted By CraigFL
Here's another place... GE Refrigerator...

Here's another place...

GE Refrigerator Parts from RepairClinic.com (http://www.repairclinic.com/GE-Refrigerator-Parts)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-02-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By CraigFL
The other thing to consider is the glazing/finish...

The other thing to consider is the glazing/finish on the tile. Tiles that stand up against floor traffic are often have a harder more scratch resistant surface than wall tiles.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-01-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,498
Posted By CraigFL
Depending on what these stairs are used for, you...

Depending on what these stairs are used for, you may want to consider an alternating tread design like this:

Alternating Tread Stair -- Lapeyre Stair Inc. - Building Product Manufacturer in Sweets...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-31-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,074
Posted By CraigFL
Sometimes the voltage is there but if any current...

Sometimes the voltage is there but if any current flows the voltage drops to zero. This can happen with a loose, corroded or other type of bad connection. You should try to check the voltage with a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-29-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,335
Posted By CraigFL
I would think a generator would fall under the...

I would think a generator would fall under the same codes as a furnace. Some localities would probably not let you run an engine in anything but an enclosed. separate room. The real problem is going...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-28-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,778
Posted By CraigFL
I think you're going to continue to have problems...

I think you're going to continue to have problems until the piers are footed below the frost line.
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